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  • California scientists discover mouse-like mammal related to elephants

    06/27/2014 5:36:33 PM PDT · by blueplum · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 26, 2014 | Laura Zuckerman
    (Reuters) - A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse in appearance but is more closely related genetically to elephants, a California scientist who helped identify the tiny creature said on Thursday. The new species of elephant shrew, given the scientific name Macroscelides micus, inhabits an ancient volcanic formation in Namibia and sports red fur that helps it blend in with the color of its rocky surroundings, said John Dumbacher, one of a team of biologists behind the discovery. Genetic testing of the creature – which weighs up to an ounce (28 grams)...
  • Trout Eats Shrews -- 19 of Them!

    09/14/2013 2:12:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 12, 2013 | Gabrielle Levy
    Researchers in Alaska cut open the belly of a rainbow trout and found 19 well-preserved shrews in its stomach.Researchers in Alaska cut open the belly of a rainbow trout and found 19 well-preserved shrews in its stomach. Humans love to catch and eat fresh Alaskan rainbow trout, but it turns out the fish themselves have an impressively large appetite. Researchers at Togiak National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Alaska were catching the trout for tracking, and one fairly small fish -- 48 centimeters -- was bleeding and wasn't going to survive. Fish biologist Mark Lisac and his colleagues decided to see...
  • Ann Coulter disses ‘anorexic, bulimic narcissist’ Princess Diana

    07/01/2011 10:10:51 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 113 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/11 | Laura Donovan
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter expressed confusion over the hype on royalty during an “Insider” interview that appeared online Thursday, the day before what would have been Princess Diana’s 50th birthday. Coulter, author of the new book “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America,” told “The Insider” co-host Kevin Frazier that she was baffled by Newsweek’s latest cover story about the late Princess Diana. (Newsweek photoshops Kate Middleton, late Princess Diana together on magazine cover) “I find it a little baffling when Americans get so gaga-eyed over a princess,” Coulter told Frazier. “Particularly Lady Di, who was just this anorexic,...
  • Joy Behar on Sharron Angle: This bitch is going to hell

    10/26/2010 3:02:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 111 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 26, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Mediaite, a mundane clip in some ways and a noteworthy one in another. Mundane because (a) this isn’t the first time Behar’s dropped a B-bomb on a prominent conservative woman, natch, and (b) if you needed a reminder of just how shrill and buffoonish she can be, you already got one two weeks ago. What makes it noteworthy is less the clip itself than what it portends for the next 168 hours: We are, after all, now seven short days away from Election Day, which means Refudiation Week has officially begun. And needless to say, as the reality of...
  • Unhinged! Joy Behar Blames Tea Party for Bristol Palin’s Success on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

    10/20/2010 6:11:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 56 replies · 1+ views
    breitbart.tv ^ | Wednesday October 20, 2010
    We can always count on "The View" for the high-minded, serious political discourse our country so desperately craves. On a related note, isn't Patricia Heaton awesome?
  • Varmint crashes Obama's speech

    05/21/2010 11:40:18 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 31 replies · 926+ views
    UPI.com ^ | May 21, 2010 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- A rodent -- type and origin unknown -- eluded capture after invading U.S. President Barack Obama's speaking space in the Rose Garden. Obama was commenting on the Senate's passage of financial reform legislation Thursday when the varmint burst through the shrubbery, scurried in front of the presidential podium, then disappeared in some bushes, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. Witnesses said the rodent began its run from the right and exited on the left. The critter's political views were not known.
  • White Dominance, Patriarchy, and Avatar

    02/05/2010 11:00:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 637+ views
    The Daily Iowan ^ | JANUARY 22, 2010 | GRETA HAGEN-RICHARDSON
    It is difficult to know where to begin when one is considering the insidious nature of the film-award ceremonies. Roughly 82 years in, praising mediocrity and pandering to the white liberal elite are the norm. Still, somehow, this past weekend’s Golden Globes left me feeling particularly distraught and a bit flabbergasted. Among the many issues I had — from the Christina Hendricks weight comments to the absurdly excessive parade, while hundreds of thousands go days without food or water — I feel compelled to elaborate on the focus of the evening’s events. Avatar, a film that examines white guilt in...
  • Fossil Of 'Giant' Shrew Nearly One Million Years Old Found In Spain

    05/28/2009 1:09:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies · 2,502+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 18, 2009 | Adapted from materials provided by Plataforma SINC
    Researchers from the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR) have discovered fossils in the TD4, TD5 and TD6 levels of the Gran Dolina deposit in Burgos that date to between 780,000 and 900,000 years ago, and have shown that these belong to a new genus and species of shrew (Dolinasorex glyphodon), from the Soricidae family (small insect-eating mammals)... The morphometric and phylogenetic studies of the new species reveal a close link with the species of eastern Asia... In addition, analyses of jawbones and individual teeth of Dolinasorex glyphodon, collected between 1991 and 2007 in Atapuerca, have enabled the scientists to develop paleoecological...
  • Shrew identified as world's hardest drinking creature

    07/29/2008 6:22:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 114+ views
    Times of London ^ | 07/29/08 | Lewis Smith
    Shrew identified as world's hardest drinking creature Pen-tailed shrews imbibe, weight for weigth, nine glasses of wine a day Lewis Smith, Environment Reporter A tropical shrew with a taste for alcoholic nectar has been identified as the hardest-drinking creature in the world. Their capacity to hold their drink and keep a clear head, however, puts human boozers to shame. After a night supping at the jungle bar the shrews are not even unsteady on their feet, let alone being copiously sick or starting drunken fights. They get their drinks from bertam palms, which grow in the jungles of West Malaysia...
  • For good or ill Ireland gains another mammal species

    04/28/2008 12:26:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies · 156+ views
    www.physorg.com ^ | 04/28/2008 | Staff
    A white toothed shrew found in Ireland. A recent study, soon to be published in Mammal Review, details the discovery of a mammal which has never been seen before in Ireland. The shrew, which has been spotted in Tipperary and Limerick, is only the third new mammal to be found on the island in almost 60 years. Dave Tosh, from the School of Biological Sciences at Queens University, found the greater white-toothed shrew in Tipperary and Limerick while working with University College Cork and BirdWatch Ireland. Its natural range is in parts of Africa, France and Germany and before...
  • 'Bizarre' New Mammal Discovered

    02/01/2008 1:54:59 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies · 252+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-1-2008 | Rebecca Morelle
    'Bizarre' new mammal discovered By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC News The curious-looking creature was caught on camera A new species of mammal has been discovered in the mountains of Tanzania, scientists report. The bizarre-looking creature, dubbed Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, is a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi. The cat-sized animal, which is reported in the Journal of Zoology, looks like a cross between a miniature antelope and a small anteater. It has a grey face, a long, flexible snout, a bulky, amber body, a jet-black rump and it stands on spindly legs. "This is one of the most exciting...
  • Hillary’s Summer Cruise: It’s all coming up roses for the once and future frontrunner

    06/13/2007 5:12:34 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 26 replies · 738+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 6/13/2007 | Jim Geraghty
    Sometimes it’s the little things that suggest a campaign has, at least for now, weathered the Obama storm and is moving smoothly into the summer. Hillary Clinton’s Tuesday morning press conference, announcing her endorsement by Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, had a multitude of those little omens. 1. Few if any defections of consequence. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and opportunism hath no representative like a New Jersey politician. (Think of former Sen. Bob Torricelli, creator of the Torricelli rule that limited the use of CIA sources with checkered human-rights records, ripping into the Central Intelligence...
  • One-Third of Americans Dislike Katie Couric

    05/04/2007 5:46:32 PM PDT · by FlyVet · 64 replies · 1,490+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/07 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (May 4) -- One-third of Americans say they have a negative view of Katie Couric , her personal popularity lagging behind rivals Charles Gibson and Brian Williams just as her evening news program trails in the ratings. The Gallup Poll survey released Thursday found that 51 percent of Americans said they had a positive view of Couric, who jumped from NBC's "Today" show to CBS last fall. The poll found Gibson and Williams essentially running neck-and-neck in terms of popularity. ABC's Gibson was viewed positively by 62 percent of TV viewers and NBC's Williams by 59 percent, but...
  • Nancy Pelosi: 'If We're in Charge' Bush Has to Listen

    10/12/2006 6:49:47 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 81 replies · 3,095+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Friday 13 October 2006
    Nancy Pelosi stands to make life much tougher for President Bush if the Nov. 7 elections net her a powerful job that puts her just two steps behind him. The 66-year-old California liberal stands to become the first woman to lead the House of Representatives if she and fellow Democrats win control of the chamber from Bush's Republicans. She vows to ensure Congress acts as an equal to the most powerful man in the world. Often ignored or even mocked by Bush during his six years as president, Pelosi, now the House Democratic minority leader, told Reuters in an interview:...
  • MoDo: Maureen Dowd: Wash those hands before returning to work

    09/21/2006 8:06:26 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 50 replies · 3,133+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 09/17/06 | Maureen Dowd
    I called Tim Russert to ask if Dick Cheney had washed his hands after their interview on Sunday. "No-o-o," he replied, sounding confused. Any sort of scrubbing, I wondered? Antiseptic wipe, Purell, quick shower on the way out? No, Tim assured me, the vice president did not stop at the basement shower at NBC, or even drop by the men's room you pass on the right as you head out to the parking lot. According to The New York Times' health section on Tuesday, Lady Macbeth and Pontius Pilate were not alone in wanting that "damned spot" out. "People who...
  • The animal world got its revenge (Fem-Hag Barf Alert)

    09/05/2006 8:52:58 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 118 replies · 3,782+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | September 6, 2006 | Germaine Greer
    THE world mourns. The world-famous wildlife warrior Steve Irwin has died a hero, doing the thing he loved, filming a sequence for a new TV series. Irwin was the real Crocodile Dundee, a great Australian, an ambassador for wildlife, a global phenomenon, a superhuman generator of merchandise, books, interactive video games and action figures. The only creatures he could not dominate were parrots. A parrot once did its best to rip his nose off his face. Parrots are a lot smarter than crocodiles. What seems to have happened on Batt Reef is that Irwin and a cameraman went off in...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Teacher defends "Santa" remarks (Full, unedited statement)

    12/26/2005 8:11:14 AM PST · by Conservatrix · 778 replies · 12,705+ views
    Lebanon Daily News ^ | 12/23/05 | Theresa R. Farrisi
    To the Editor: "Last week I substituted at a local elementary school in Lebanon County. The lesson plan required me to read the 1882 poem “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore to two classes of students. While I can appreciate the poem for its literary value, the subject matter is offensive to me, and the reading of this poem to the children imposed values upon me which are against my deeply held religious beliefs. I could not in good conscience present the notion of Santa Claus as a truth to the children, and stated so. No public school...
  • Maureen Shroud on Larry King this Weekend(get a load of this!)

    11/11/2005 11:52:32 PM PST · by NickatNite2003 · 16 replies · 772+ views
    CNN | 11/12/2005 | NickAt Nite2003 (me)
    Get a load of *this*! Maureen Shroud, is going to be on Larrty King this weekend, and her topic du jour, is: 'Why women make better leades than men." *This* oughta be good for a few chuckles at the warped old frustrated 'harpy in training'. :oD
  • Sheehans Husband Files For Divorce

    08/16/2005 7:08:13 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 19 replies · 895+ views
    Smoking Gun ^ | Today | Brainhose
    AUGUST 15--The next well-wisher approaching Cindy Sheehan at her tent encampment outside President George W. Bush's Texas vacation home may actually be a process server. That's because the California woman's husband--in a curious bit of timing--filed for divorce Friday afternoon (below you'll find a copy of Patrick Sheehan's complaint, lodged August 12 in Solano County District Court).
  • Jingle Bell Schlock (Dowd hates Christmas)

    12/04/2004 2:10:20 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 196 replies · 13,581+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/05/04 | Maureen Dowd
    If I hear "Frosty the Snowman" one more time, I'll rip his frozen face off. It's a scientific fact, or should be, that Christmas music can turn you into a fruitcake. It either sends you into a Pavlovian shopping trance, buying stupid things like the Robosapien, or, if you hear repeated Clockwork-Orange choruses of "Ring, Christmas Bells" drilling into your brain with that slasher-movie staccato, makes you feel as possessed with Christmas spirit as Norman Bates. I've never said this out loud before, but I can't stand Christmas. Everyone in my family loves it except me, and they can't fathom...
  • Say Goodbye To Mary Frances Berry Thread

    11/03/2004 3:56:55 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies · 335+ views
    3 November 2004
    Her appointment at the Civil Right's Commision expires next month There's something about Mary ...
  • Katie Couric to Beheading Kin: Do You Support War Now?

    09/22/2004 7:58:55 PM PDT · by IamJustright · 120 replies · 4,517+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Sept. 22, 2004 10:33 p.m. EDT | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    America's morning TV sweetheart, Katie Couric, wasted no time on Wednesday trying to turn the beheading of Americans in Iraq into political ammunition - asking the brother of executed hostage Jack Hensley if he still supported the war.
  • Helen Thomas: Ex-Treasury Chief O'Neill Rejects Price Of Loyalty

    01/15/2004 7:10:08 AM PST · by presidio9 · 34 replies · 270+ views
    Hearst Newspapers ^ | January 14, 2004 | Helen Thomas
    "I can't imagine I would be attacked for telling the truth." That statement came from former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill during an interview with CBS-TV'S "60 Minutes." He has learned differently since then. O'Neill caused a big stir with his remarkably candid new book, "The Price of Loyalty," about his Cabinet tenure as President Bush's man at the Treasury Department. In the book written by journalist Ron Suskind, O'Neill charges that Bush had planned to depose Saddam Hussein from the start of his administration in 2001 -- not, as the White House would have us believe, as the result of...
  • Falling Out of Favor? (Analysis of Hillary's Dismal Performance as NY Senator)

    05/04/2003 8:47:17 AM PDT · by mountaineer · 92 replies · 269+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | May 4, 2003 | Douglas Turner
    WASHINGTON - Three years ago, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton opened her Senate campaign with promises to help lift the flagging upstate New York economy into the 1990s boom enjoyed by the rest of the country. But today, two years after she entered the Senate, upstate is in an even deeper slump. The only difference now is that the rest of New York and the nation have joined upstate in a recession. At the same time, Clinton has emerged as the Democratic Party's most ferocious critic of President Bush. She received a party leadership post and is mentioned constantly -...
  • Conservatives react to Hillarys "Shriekfest"

    04/30/2003 2:19:33 PM PDT · by JDoutrider · 42 replies · 261+ views
    Newsmax | 4/31/03 | Carl Limbaucher and staff
    Wednesday April 30, 2003; 5:14 p.m. EDT Conservatives React to Hillary Shriekfest The mainstream press is pretending not to notice Hillary Clinton's shrieking tirade against President Bush in Connecticut Monday night, where she bellowed that she was "sick and tired" of Bush supporters questioning the patriotism of Democrats who criticized the commander-in-chief while troops were in harms way. But conservative commentators had a field day with the former first lady's rhetorical meltdown, with most suggesting that it revealed "the real Hillary." Talk radio host Michael Reagan posited that for those who know Hillary best, her Monday night tantrum was nothing...
  • Hillary: 'I am Sick and Tired' of Patriotic Critics

    04/29/2003 1:39:06 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 195 replies · 623+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/29/03 | Staff
    NewsMax.com Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:46 a.m. EDT Hillary: 'I am Sick and Tired' of Patriotic Critics New York Sen. Hillary Clinton opened up both barrels on supporters of President Bush Monday night, saying she's "sick and tired" of the way the patriotism of Bush's critics has been questioned. "I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic," a shrill-sounding Clinton shouted during her address to Connecticut's Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner. "We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to...
  • Look who's getting hoaxed now "Streisand alert)

    10/01/2002 2:28:41 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 44 replies · 405+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 1, 2002 | WorldNetDaily
    Barbra Streisand wasn't the only one caught citing phony William Shakespeare passages to make a point about the immorality of President Bush's saber-rattling over Iraq. Internet pioneer Matt Drudge nailed Streisand for reciting made-up Shakespeare lines before thousands at a National Democratic Gala in Hollywood Sunday. "To make her case not to go to war against Iraq, Streisand quoted extensively from William Shakespeare – but the quotes were from a William Shakespeare hoax that has been circulating on the Internet," Drudge reported. But check out the latest cartoon from three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad at MSNBC. There you...